Many tenants are surprised at the end of their lease that they are often obliged to put a property, not into the condition that they took it, but into good repair and condition. This could cost many thousands of pounds repairing problems that existed before the tenant moved into the property.
We can act for you in resolving the dilapidations issue, but better still, we can provide you with a building survey before you take or let a building so that you know what to expect at the end of your tenancy.
This service is of great importance to tenants as well as landlords, particularly at the time of purchase and owner occupiers.
Despite the fact that buying a house or flat will be the most expensive purchase most people ever undertake in their life, 80% of those buying their own home do not get a professional report.
Most buyers only receive a basic valuation survey, undertaken by their lender. However this is intended to give an indication of the value of the property and whether it is a good risk for the lender. It is not an indication of the property condition.